What is your first thought when you look at the picture above?
I’m going to guess that picture made you want to do something.
As the excitement of 2016 starts to fade away and the daily grind starts to sink back in, take a moment to think about how is your team doing.
Do they need a little inspiration back in their day-to-day?
So many times, all people need is to feel cared about to get that little pop of inspiration back.
Take a couple of minutes to think of one question you can ask each member of your team to communicate that you care about them. Think about something that you’ve seen them do recently or you know is important to them.
Here are a couple examples to get those juices flowing:
- I heard you mention you were going to the game, what was the most exciting part?
- I noticed you have been really busy lately. Tell me about one accomplishment you’re really proud of?
- Tell me a little more about your kids/pets! What’s something funny they’ve done recently?
- I know you were thinking about moving, did you make any more decisions on that?
The next time you find yourself grabbing a cup of coffee with them in the break room, casually ask them the question you’ve thought about.
Inspiration doesn’t have to be some big speech or moment – it can as simple as the moment when you looked at a picture.